Millbrook Marsh Messenger                  
November 2015
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
 




Active Guide
 
 
 
 
Quick Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
            
 
 
 
Coming Attractions!
 
 
 
 
CRPR Winter/Spring Active Guide
Sunday, December 13
 
 
 
 
 
FUN FACTS!
 
 
 
 
​Did you know...that these Pennsylvania Animals Migrate?

Most birds migrate at night. The stars and moon aid night-flying birds’ navigation. Free of daytime thermals, the atmosphere is more stable, making it easier to maintain a steady course, especially for smaller birds such as warblers that might fly as slowly as 15 miles per hour. Cooler nighttime temperatures also help keep hard-working birds from overheating. And for birds that frequently wind up on the menu of hawks, cats, and other daytime predators, flying under cover of darkness can be a lifesaver. For more info, click HERE!

~Audubon Magazine
 
 
Worms undergo vertical migration!  Interested? Read more about it HERE
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--,

November is month to be thankful and the staff at MMNC sure are! Please see our note below sharing our appreciation of all those who helped make the 2015 Historic Harvest Festival a success! And thank you to all who attend the event!  

We hope to see you at Millbrook Marsh! 

Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff
 
 
 
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 13th Annual Historic Harvest Festival! It was a beautiful autumn afternoon where over 500 people enjoyed learning about the history of the Centre Region and historical practices from the 1800’s through demonstrations, displays, activities and games. Wonderful entertainment provided by local musicians and puppeteers was enjoyed by all ages.
 
Special thanks to all of our friends who shared their knowledge and talent with visitors at the festival! Adam Swartz Puppets, Bald Eagle Archaeological Society, Betha’s Musik, Boogersburg Schoolhouse, Centre County Bee Keepers, Centre County Historic Society, Centre County Knitters & Spinners Guild, Centre Furnace Mansion, Dale Bookhammer, Garden Starters, Jonathan Bond, Joe Jovinelly, Ladies of Battery B, Mike Huey and Friends, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, The Dystractions, The Secondhand Sax Attack, The Midnight Elk Singers, and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management students at Penn State.
 
We would also like to thank our event sponsors: Bond Customart, Brother’s Pizza and Pasta on the Benner Pike, Dunkin Donuts, Foxdale Village, Giant, Panera Bread, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Texas RoadHouse, and Weis Markets!
 
 
 
 
 
Explore the unique marsh habitat with an experienced naturalist to earn your scout patch or badge. Schedule a program just for your scouts or gather several groups together.

To schedule a program or for more information, please contact the Nature Center Supervisor at 814-235-7819!

 
 
 
 
Celebrate your child’s special day with nature fun at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Choose from 5 exciting party themes including:
  • Bug Bonanza
  • Wild Things
  • Eco-Explorer
  • Feathered Friends
  • Scavenger Hunt

Click HERE for more information!
 
 
 
 
Hold your special even in the beautiful Spring Creek Education Building at Millbrook Marsh! Rental information and fees HERE! To reserve the facility, contact Melissa Freed, Nature Center Supervisor at 814-235-7819

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
548 Puddintown Road 
State College PA 16801 ​
 
 
 
 
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is operated by the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority. The CRPRA, part of the Centre Region COG, serves residents in State College Borough, and the Townships of Patton, Harris, College and Ferguson. 

 
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